ReferenceError: "BasicAttribute" is not defined.

Brian Reindel giantjamsandwich at
Fri May 23 10:17:24 EDT 2014

This turned out to be a Java version issue. The CentOS release is 6.5
(Final), and the Java version was java-1.7.0-openjdk-,
and I had also downloaded the developer pack. The version that works,
which was on the other system is Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM
(build 23.25-b01, mixed mode). Interesting to note is that the rhino
jar is not on the class path for the Sun version, and it does not look
to be required for the IdP to work. The class in question
"BasicAttribute" is supposed to be coming out of
shibboleth-common:1.4.0.jar, and all Rhino functionality is coming out
of the rt.jar. So I'm not sure why when using the OpenJDK it has
trouble resolving the type.

On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 9:11 PM, Peter Schober
<peter.schober at> wrote:
> * Brian Reindel <giantjamsandwich at> [2014-05-22 02:49]:
>> My attribute exists, and this seems to indicate the BasicAttribute
>> type doesn't even exist, as if there is a problem with the Rhino
>> script parsing. The installation versions are identical.
> Missing rhino jar? Compare with the other IDP.
> Java version?
> -peter
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